Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Udine will enjoy its own Pradolongo

After participating at American film events in Utah, Colorado and Napa Valley, CA, Ignacio Villar's Pradolongo has been selected for participation at the 1st edition of the European Film Festival in the Lesser Used Languages, to be held in Udine, Italy, from 25th to 28th November, 2009.

This festival is born to become an important biennial and international showcase for the cinema in the European lesser used languages, or more specifically in the non statalized European languages. This new festival takes on the legacy of the Mostre dal Cine Furlan, initiatied in 1988.

This first edition collects films coming from Galicia, Catalonia, the Basque Country, Occitany, Wales, Britanny and Friuli, the region where Udine is located and Furlan is spoken. The programme, highly diversified, will include recently produced feature films, documentaries, animation movies, experimental movies, both full-length films and short films.

Pradolongo's soundtrack has just received the Atlantis award at Moondance International Film Festival in Colorado, USA.

Congratulations to all who made Pradolongo a reality.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Silenced voices aired at Valladolid

Patricia Ferreira’s Señora de is the first documentary film witten in Galician premiered at the Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid SEMINCI, to be held in Valladolid between October, 23rd and October 31st.

Señora de tells the story of several generations of women during the Spanish Franco dictatorship through the voices of thirteen women sharing with us their desires, their hopes… This film, produced by Galician O Raio Verde, has been included in the Time of History section of the festival.

Congratulations Patricia, María and Carmen!

Stories from Tokio

Galician director Mario IglesiasRelatos / Stories participates at the official competition section of the Tokyo International Film Festival, which is being held in Tokio from October 17th to October 25th. The film is about Rosario, a writer with a completely conventional housewife's life that decides to visit a psychotherapist to find a solution for her nighttime panic attacks. Exploring the world around her, stories covering a plurality of human greatness and misery situations run parallel to Rosario's own story.

This year marks the 22nd edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), which aspires to play in the same league as Cannes, Venice and Berlin and be recognized as one of the four major film festivals in the World.

Congratulations, Mario!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

New York wonders about tomatos' blame

Collective documentary film ¿Qué culpa ten o tomate? / From the Land to Your Table produced by Galician Tic Tac Producciones and Argentinian Lagarto Cine, is celebrating its world première next November 5th at MoMA's Our Way(s) exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Ibermedia program.

Directed by Alejo Hoijman (Argentina), Marcos Loayza (Bolivia), Josué Méndez (Peru), Carolina Navas Gutiérrez (Columbia), Paola Vieira (Brazil), Alejandra Szeplaki (Venezuela), and Galician Jorge Coira, ¿Qué culpa ten o tomate? is an omnibus documentary that captures the conditions and cultural diversity of produce markets throughout Iberoamérica. Each of its seven segments retains its particular unique style and tone, leading the viewer through diverse economic systems and life stories.

This film is an original production from Tic Tac Producciones and Lagarto Cine, co-produced by Alma Filmes and Púcara Films (Bolivia), Tv Zero (Brazil), Pato Feo Films (Columbia), Chullachaki (Peru) and Estrella Films (Venezuela).

Congratulations again, Fernanda and Jorge!

Clustering in Cannes

Under the brand Audiovisual Galicia, a delegation of 16 companies associated to the Galician Audio-Visual Cluster CLAG is visiting MIPCOM, which is being held in Cannes from October 5th to October 9th.

A stand of 39 sq. meters serves as the platform to provide visibility to the Galician audiovisual industry at one of the most renowned content markets in the world. Participating companies are Abano Producións, Continental, R, Adivina Producciones, Isabella Audiovisual, Interacción, Setemedia, Milou Films, Filmanova, Filmax, Enxebre Entertainment, Perro Verde Films, Voz Audiovisual, Xamalú Filmes, Ficción Producciones e Dygra Films.

The Galician delegation has already closed meetings with some half hundred of companies in France, United Kingdom, Finland, Australia, Brazil and Argentina. This agenda is expected to grow in the next days, as additional attendees discover what Galician industry has to offer.

It is the third time that CLAG is present in Cannes with a stand of its own, in an initiative that is definitely contributing to consolidate the image of Galicia abroad.